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History of the Rochdale v Lincoln City fixture

Rochdale prepare to entertain Lincoln City at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 51 games played, Dale have recorded 22 wins, and Lincoln City have come away with 14 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Spotland was less than a year ago, in February 2005, with Rochdale running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 12 FebRochdale3-1Lincoln CityLGE2
2004/2005Tue 19 OctLincoln City1 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2003/2004Sat 03 AprRochdale0 - 3Lincoln CityLGE2
2003/2004Sat 27 SepLincoln City1 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2002/2003Tue 21 JanRochdale0 - 1Lincoln CityLGE2
2002/2003Tue 13 AugLincoln City2 - 0RochdaleLGE2
2001/2002Sat 13 AprLincoln City1 - 1RochdaleLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Rochdale have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Dale, with 4 goals against.

In complete contrast to Rochdale, Lincoln City are having a torrid time on their travels, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the The Red Imps have hit 8 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Rochdale are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 26 points from 15 games. Lincoln City find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 16 points from their 15 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Its good news for Rochdale fans, because, with them being in such great nick at home, I just cannot see any further than an emphatic home win for the Dale. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Rochdale Won 3 successive home games.
9 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Lincoln City Not won in previous 13 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 5 most recent games.